The long-awaited and much-demanded sequel to A PLAGUE OF ANGELS, continuing the story of Abasio, once a farmboy, now, so Blue, his talking horse, is happy to inform people, a man who goes hither and thither helping orphans in this world where renascent mythical beasts and fairy tale 'archetypes' now live...And when he comes agross little Xulai from Tingawan, one of the Ten Thousand Islands, far across the western Sea, she informs him that she too is an orphan, and implores his help car..
THE MOST POWERFUL STORY YOU'LL READ THIS YEAR.'You'll remember A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World long after you finish reading'Peng Shepherd, author of The Book Of M'Fletcher's suspenseful, atmospheric tale imagines a near future in which our world is in ruins . . . an adventure saga punctured by a gut-punch twist'Entertainment Weekly'Truly engrossing . . . brings hope and humanity to a cold and scary world'Keith Stuart, author of A Boy Made of Blocks'I promise you're going to love it'Lo..
'Everything you'd want in a retelling of a classic fairy tale' JODI PICOULT 'Absolutely spellbinding' STEPHANIE GARBERFall in love, break the curse.Break the curse, save the kingdom.Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed by love. But at the end of each autumn he is transformed into a beast hell-bent on destruction, and after so many failed attempts, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on.Harp..
The Hugo and John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winning prequel to the magnificent A FIRE UPON THE DEEP.
This is science fiction on the grandest of scales - a cast of thousands set across hundreds of years and in the farthest reaches of Human Space. A prequel to his earlier novel A Fire Upon the Deep, this new novel is epic in scope and a thoroughly riveting read.
A Deepness In the Sky is the story of Pham Nuwen, a small cog in the interstellar trading fleet of the Queng Ho. Both they and the..
Arranged in a handy A-Z format, A Dictionary of Tolkien explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien’s works and wants to learn more about them. This book is.....
Introducing a cast of unforgettable new characters, A LITTLE HATRED is the start of a brand new trilogy set in the world of the First Law which will have you gripped from the very start . . .War. Politics. Revolution.The Age of Madness has arrived . . .The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies o..
'Has been described as his single finest work' The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Fourteen people arrive on the strange planet of Delmark-O; they have nothing in common other than a desire to make a fresh start. And they have no idea why they are there and no way of escaping. And then the first murder takes place .....
Intr-o fortareata traiesc dragoni si orci. In alta parte, o orfana devine o femeie frumoasa intr-un sat vrajit. Prin apropiere, un tanar fuge de la ferma parintilor in cautare de aventura. Deodata, o teribila profetie produce o serie de evenimente care ii vor aduce pe cei trei impreuna intr-o luptaeroica, romantica si infricosatoare..
A Second Chance at Eden by Peter F. Hamilton, the bestselling master of space opera, is a collection containing a novella and six short stories set in the Confederation Universe of the Night's Dawn trilogy.
Sonnie's Edge:The popular sport of 'beastie-baiting' involves contests to the death between artificial monsters controlled via human affinity bonds. Sonnie's team is particularly successful. . . but then her monster, 'Khanivore', has one special advantage.
A Second Chance at Eden: A bit..
Two of the biggest names in SF together again, with the third of the acclaimed Time's Odyssey sequence
With this epic tale of altered histories and different earths, a universe where Alexander's empire prompted a different past, a world where strange alien 'eyes' gaze upon a fractured reality, a time when man is looking to colonise the red planet, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter scale new heights of ambition and sheer story telling brio.
This is classic SF adventure from two of the biggest..
'Undoubtedly one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, and arguably the greatest work of imaginative fiction of our time' - Colin Wilson
After attending a séance, Maskull, a restless and rootless man, finds himself embarking on a journey to the planet Tormance, which orbits Arcturus. Alone, he wanders the startling landscape, open to a bewildering range of experiences from love to ritual murder, encountering new monsters at every turn, metamorphosing, constantly seeking the truth a..
There is more than one history of the world. Before science defined the modern age, other powers, wondrous and magical, once governed the universe, their lore perfected within a lost capital of hieroglyphs, wizard-kings, and fabulous monuments. In the 1970s, a historian named Pierce Moffett moves to the New England countryside to write a book about Aegypt, driven by an idea he dare not believe: that the physical laws of the universe once changed and may change again. Yet the notion is not his al..
Sharrow a fost odata liderul unei echipe din unul din micule razboaie [comerciale sporadice din civilizatia intemeiata in jurul planetei Golter. Acum e vanata deHuhsz, un cult religios care crede ca ea e ultimul obstacol in cale apoteozei credintei. Iar singura ei speranta de scapare e gasirea ultimului Lazy Gun, apocaliptic de puternic, intainte ca Huhs s-o gaseasca pe ea...
Cartea a treia din seria 'The Age of Five' a apreciatei autoare din Australia. 'O aventura fantasy care se citeste pe nerasuflate - o poveste cu zei, eroi, magie si iubire interzisa' (Sunday Times). La finalul cartii: un interviu cu autoarea...
Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle. In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, he might just be able to help. That's if he's not too busy avoiding his would-be apprentice, foiling the ..
THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES HARDBACK BESTSELLER
*A Discovery of Witches is soon to be a major TV series - immerse yourself in the ALL SOULS world*
Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in the stunning climax to their epic tale, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and SHADOW OF NIGHT.
A world of witches, daemons and vampires.
A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future.
Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of..
"One of the best collections I've ever read. Every single story is a standout."---Roxane Gay"Fuses science, myth, and imagination into a dark and gorgeous series of questions about our current predicaments."---Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See"Strange and wonderful . . . delightfully unexpected."--The New York Times Book ReviewA dystopian tale about genetically modified septuplets who are struck by a mysterious illness; a love story about a man bewitched by a mermaid; a stirri..
From the primal depth's of the world's greatest myths comes this gripping fantasy of a boy, born to be a Maker, whose dangerous journey towards knowledge and power makes history ...Amid the deep woods where the Red Man still holds sway, a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son, and such a boy is destined to become great - perhaps even a man with the enormous powers of a Maker. But even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him. Somewhere out there..
This lavish colour atlas is a complete guide to the weird and wonderful geography of Tolkien's world. Packed with full page maps and illustration of events in the annals of Middle Earth, it is the perfect companion to the bestselling Tolkien: A Dictionary...
It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel tells the story of vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders. Anno Dracula is a rich and panoramic tale, combining horror, politics, mystery and romance to create a unique and compelling alter..
Dark, thrilling, and hilarious, The Black Hawks is an epic adventure perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie and Scott Lynch.Life as a knight is not what Vedren Chel imagined. Bound by oath to a dead-end job in the service of a lazy step-uncle, Chel no longer dreams of glory – he dreams of going home.When invaders throw the kingdom into turmoil, Chel finds opportunity in the chaos: if he escorts a stranded prince to safety, Chel will be released from his oath.All he has to do is drag the brat from o..
A score of years after he first walked into the histories of men, Anasurimbor Kellhus rules all the three seas, the first true aspect-emperor in a thousand years. As Kellhus and his Great Ordeal march ever farther into the perilous wastes of the Ancient North, Esmenet finds herself at war with not only the Gods, but her own family as well. Achamian, meanwhile, leads his own ragtag expedition to the legendary ruins of Sauglish, and to a truth he can scarce survive, let alone comprehend. Into this..
From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of The Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic...The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch...A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunk..
Acum 25 de ani, Robert Holdstock, unul din cei mai minunati creatori de mituri, a redefinit literatura fantasy prin Mythago Wood care a primit World Fantasy Award si Grand Prix de l'Imagination. Acum ne daruieste mult-asteptata urmare a ciclutlui, o alta capodopera fantasy...
'Cixin Liu is the author of your next favourite sci-fi novel' WIRED.On his fourteenth birthday, right before his eyes, Chen's parents are incinerated by a blast of ball lightning. Striving to make sense of this bizarre tragedy, he dedicates his life to a single goal: to unlock the secrets of this enigmatic natural phenomenon. His pursuit of ball lightning will take him far from home, across mountain peaks chasing storms and deep into highly classified subterranean laboratories as he slowly unvei..
Monstri cutreiera strazile Londre. Desigur, unii sunt mai inspaimantatori decat altii. Unicorni? Nicio problem. Vampiri? Mare scofala. Varcolaci? Ce sa spun! Avocati? Hait! Seful nu crede ca Duncan e facut sa fie avocat. Nu e fiara. Ii lipseste instinctul de ucigas. Dar cand cel mai bun prieten din scoala se inghesuie iar in viata lui DUncan cu o distributie completa de avocati, foste neveste, zombi si unicorni ca ca neaua, lucrurile devin clar nelinistitoare. 'Briliantly funny' (Mail on Sunday)..
The metropolis of New Crobuzon sprawls at the centre of its own bewildering world. Humans and mutants and arcane races throng the gloom beneath its chimneys, where the rivers are sluggish with unnatural effluent, and factories and foundries pound into the night. For more than a thousand years, the parliament and its brutal militia have ruled over a vast array of workers and artists, spies, magicians, junkies and whores. Now a stranger has come, with a pocketful of gold and an impossible demand, ..
A colossal fantasy of incredible diversity and spellbinding imagination. A human cargo bound for servitude in exile . . .
A pirate city hauled across the oceans . . .
A hidden miracle about be revealed . . .
These are the ingredients of an astonishing story. It is the story of a prisoner's journey. Of the search for the island of a forgotten people, for the most astonishing beast in the seas, and ultimately for a fabled place - a massive wound in reality, a source of unthinkable power a..
Tolkien’s works are punctuated by dramatic and explosive battles. Men versus Orcs, Elves versus Sauron, Goblins versus Dwarves – the history of Middle-earth has seen some of the greatest characters pitted against each other time and time again. From the iconic battle of Helm’s Deep.....
A sumptuously magical, brand new take on a tale as old as time - read the Beast's side of the story at long last.'Utterly Enchanting' - Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens and The Wild Girl'A beautiful retelling . . . poetical, imaginative, inventive' - New York Journal of Books'5 out of 5 stars . . . magical romance at its best' - Sam Hawke, author of City of Lies*********I am neither monster nor man - yet I am both.I am the Beast.I know why I was cursed; I know the legacy of evil I carry in ..
On her 16th birthday, the princess Beauty sidesteps the sleeping curse placed upon her by her wicked aunt, the fairy Carabosse - only to be kidnapped by visitors from another time and place, far from the picturesque castle in 14th-century England. She is taken to the world of the future, a savage society where, even amongst the teeming billions, she is utterly alone. And as she travels magically to places both imaginary and real, Beauty eventually comes to understand her special place in humanit..
A daring and explosive take on the crucifixion by one of England's most respected SF writers
Meet Karl Glogauer, time traveller and unlikely Messiah. When he finds himself in Palestine in the year 29AD he is shocked to meet the man known as Jesus Christ - a drooling idiot, hiding in the shadows of the carpenter's shop in Nazareth. But if he is not capable of fulfilling his historical role, then who will take his place?..
Frank Carpenter, unul din cei mai cunoscuti magicieni ai vremurilor noastre, e irezistibil atras de asigurari. Asta doar pana cand o cunoaste pe Emily, o acrobata eroina cu un suparator obicei de a cadea din copaci si de a muri. Iar si iar. Nu dupa mult, Frank si Emilry si confrunta cu cea mai mare enigma a timpurilor noastre: Cand o usa nu e usa? Cand e cursa de soareci. 'Makes you both laugh out loud and stop and think' (SFX)..
'A ground-breaking and extraordinary novel . . . Hanrahan has an astonishing imagination' Peter McLean, author of Priest of Bones'Mind-blowingly stellar in every respect . . . Fantasy readers, be wise and buy this book, because there's simply nothing like it' Novel Notions*****The city of Guerdon stands eternal. A refuge from the war that rages beyond its borders. But in the ancient tunnels deep beneath its streets, a malevolent power has begun to stir.The fate of the city rests in the hands of ..
In the city of Imardin, where those who wield magic wield power, a young street-girl, adopted by the Magician's Guild, finds herself at the centre of a terrible plot that may destroy the entire world . . .
Sonea has learned much at the magicians' guild and the other novices now treat her with a grudging respect. But she cannot forget what she witnessed in the High Lord's underground room - or his warning that the realm's ancient enemy is growing in power once more. As Sonea learns more, she b..
***SHORTLISTED FOR THE NEBULA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL*** ***A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK OF 2018******A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2018*** ***A WASHINGTON POST BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL OF 2018***'A remarkable work of dystopian imagination' - Starburst'Incisive and beautifully written . . . Blackfish City simmers with menace and heartache, suspense and wonder' - Ann Leckie, Hugo, Nebula and Clarke Award-winning author*****After the climate wars, a floating city was constructed in the Arctic Circle. Once..
The award winning tale of the inevitable take-over of our society by a benign, intelligent scientific experiment gone awry.
In the tradition of the greatest cyberpunk novels, Blood Music explores the imminent destruction of mankind and the fear of mass destruction by technological advancements.
Blood Music follows present-day events in which the fears concerning the nuclear annihilation of the world subsided after the Cold War and the fear of chemical warfare spilled over into the empty vo..
A dark, compelling fantasy for readers of The Graveyard Book about a mysterious girl seeking the truth about the magic that brought her to life.Made of dust and bone and imagination, Irréelle fears she s not quite real. Only the finest magical thread tethers her to life - and to Miss Vesper. But for all her efforts to please her cruel creator, the thread is unravelling. Irréelle is forgetful as she gathers bone dust. She is slow returning from the dark passages beneath the cemetery. Worst of all..
From the author of the phenomenal His Dark Materials trilogy comes the next chapter in the story of Lyra Silvertongue . . .Lyra Silvertongue is now studying at St Sophia's College, Oxford, with her daemon Pantalaimon.They are not getting on. Lyra is questioning everything she once held dear. Pan misses the impulsiveness of their youth.When an act of terrible violence breaks the peace of the Oxford night, Lyra and Pan's relationship reaches a crisis and they are drawn, far from home, into the dan..
From "one of the most significant figures of the last generation of fantasy" comes Francesco Dimitri's debut novel in English, an enthralling and seductive fantasy following four old friends and the secrets they keep. Four friends have a pact: to meet up on the same day every year in their small hometown in southern Italy. Art, the charismatic leader of the group, has always been adamant about the pact. But this year, he doesn't show up.Searching for him, the friends make a worrying discovery: A..
THE RESISTANCE STARTS NOW
A group of rebels have united to save a world ravaged by war, violence and greed. Joan is their leader. Jean de Men is their foe. The future of humanity is being rewritten . . .
Lidia Yuknavitch's mesmerising novel sees Joan of Arc's story reborn for the near future. It is a genre-defying masterpiece that may well rewire your brain.
"Brilliant and incendiary . . . The Book of Joan has the same unflinching quality as earlier works by Josephine Saxton, Doris Lessing, F..
The first two volumes of Gene Wolfe's magnificent, award-winning The Book of the New Sun.
An extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, in the time of a dying sun, when our present culture is no longer even a memory.
Severian, a torturer's apprentice, is exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his prisoners. Ordered to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est, Severian must make his way across the perilous, ruined lands..
Award winning quest of discovery through an Earth fantastically transformed by aeons of humanity.
Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time, after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways, in a time when our present culture is no longer even a memory.
Severian, the central character, is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling i..
THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF BABEL SERIES, SET IN A LABYRINTHINE WORLD OF MENACE AND WONDER.'It is not merely a 5* book, it's a masterpiece' Mark Lawrence'A vibrant, wholly original, and expertly crafted novel that transcends genre fantasy. It is an instant literary classic' Fantasy Book ReviewThomas Senlin and his crew have been separated following the orders of the mysterious Sphinx. Meanwhile, the enslaved hods climb the Black Trail and whisper secrets in the dark. As Senl..
In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some of his best-loved literary creations on the scene.
"Vonnegut performs considerable complex magic... Fresh, funny, outrageous...he very nearly levitates" (New York Times)
"He’s just so fucking amazing. Everyone should read Vonnegut." (Tim Minchin)
"A great deal of wit and ..
Zeii s-au trezit si a inceput noua era a distrugerii. Zidul timpului s-a prabusit, lasand zeii sa isi satisfaca posta de violenta. Putini stiu despre evadarea lor pe taramul muritorilor - si acesti cativa lupta impotriva maleficului mag Husk, ce care vrea puterea. Ei lupta si cu propriile lor probleme.....
One woman. One mission. One chance to save the world.It’s 1952, and the world as we know it is gone. A meteorite has destroyed Washington DC, triggering extinction-level global warming. To save humanity, the world unites to form the International Aerospace Coalition. Its mission: to colonise first the Moon, then Mars.Elma York, World War Two pilot and mathematician, dreams of becoming an astronaut – but prejudice has kept her grounded. Now nothing – and no man – will stop her from reaching for t..
THE SECOND IN THE NEBULA AND LOCUS AWARD-WINNING SERIESOne large step for humankind…It’s 1961, and the Earth’s gaze is turning to Mars. The Moon colony is well established, but tensions are rising on Earth—both from those who see themselves being left behind on a disaster-laden planet, and those who don’t believe in equality for all.But even with personal sacrifices and political tensions, Elma York, the Lady Astronaut, dearly wants to go on the first mission to Mars—despite everything that stan..